Monday, October 20, 2008

The guy knows how to roll

Russell Coutts owns the sport. I just can’t think of anyone who is demonstrating the same dominance on the water and off the water. His RC44 class is slowly growing, and seems to have become a pot of gold for pro sailors. You don’t get Russell, Sébastien Col, Dean Barker, Cameron Appleton, James Spithill, Philippe Presti, John Kostecki, Morgan Larsen, etc. for a weekend regatta unless there is a payday. When that crowd is in attendance, heads turn.

The latest update from the world of Russell announces how Puerto Calero has welcomed the RC44 class and its international championship tour. Puerto Calero will hold two RC44 events, one in December 2008 and another one in February 2009. Puerto Calero is on the island of Lanzarote which is part of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the African continent.

What caught my attention is that Puerto Calero appears to be a personal project of the Calero family. The photo below is of Russell and Daniel Calero. Daniel looks young… some guys get all the luck. Apparently, Puerto Calero is also just a few kilometres from a major international airport, and that Lanzarote's great winds, all-year-round summer-like conditions and sunshine make it an ideal spot for the crews, VIP guests and media that will attend both events.

You gotta like how Russell rolls.

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